GRAHAMSTOWN : S AFRICA

*Location:

   Cathedral Church of SS.Michael & George
   Church Square
   Hill and High Streets
   Grahamstown,
     Cape Province, South Africa
   LL: S 33.31018, E 26.52673
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page
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*Contact:

      Verify current ringers' contact(s) at the Webpage of The South African Guild of Church Bell Ringers

   Grahamstown Cathedral
   PO Box 102
   Grahamstown  6140
   T: (046)622-2445
   - or -
   Prof. Colin Lewis, Ringing Master
   Geography Department
   Rhodes University
   PO Box 94
   Grahamstown
   6140 South Africa
   T: +27 +46 603 8322
   E: c.lewis@ru.ac.za

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Major restoration in 1992-4, including
   rehang on new steel frame.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1996
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Prior history:
     In 1879, the instrument was begun with  8 bells
       by Warner      
   Year of latest technical information source is 1996
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Cathedral Website has a drawing of the tower on the Photographs page, a recent news article soliciting ringers, and a text page bout the Cathedral Bells.

A city historical attractions page has a photo of the building; see the linked page which is also (confusingly) called Historical Attractions for more photos and history.

Other maps:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all chimes in this region by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all chimes in this region by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all chimes in this region by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in South Africa (ZA).

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 11-Feb-08
   based on textual data last updated on 2008/01/09
   and on technical data last updated on 1996/06/01


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